A businessman known as "Datuk Roy" has been remanded for three days beginning today to assist in investigations related to a corruption case involving the JanaWibawa programme.
Lawyer Fahmi Abd Moin, representing the businessman, said the remand order was issued by magistrate Noorelynna Hanim Abd Halim after an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
"The investigation is being made under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 for accepting bribes," said the lawyer.
According to Fahmi, his client presented himself at the Kuala Lumpur MACC office at 2.30pm yesterday, before he was arrested at 3pm.
In a statement yesterday, the MACC said it had been tracking down Datuk Roy, 54, whose last address was in Kuantan, Pahang.
Datuk Roy was previously charged in court and sentenced to jail for corruption as he was believed to be the mastermind in the case.